Centered: “Christ is the Center”

Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary In this divided time, it’s more important than ever to remember what unites us as Christians, which is Christ. He is the center of our faith, and indeed the center all creation. In Ephesians 1:3-14, Paul gloriously unpacks the riches of the Christ-centered…

Community in the Age of COVID

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders make staying connected a challenge. But community is still an essential part of the life of a Christian. Through Christ, we are united as brothers and sisters. So, what does the family of God look like in an age of social distancing? Watch this video to get a glimpse into…

Now is a time for solidarity

Now is a time for solidarity At the opening of Acts, an intriguing line describes the first Christians. “They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person’s need was met.” (Acts 2:42) As my small group read Luke and Acts these last three weeks, we wondered at the transformation of Jesus’…

Upside-Down Community: “God Grows Us Through Trials”

Passage: James 1:1-8 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary When we’re in the midst of a trial, it’s important to have the right perspective. Christianity gives us a unique perspective on trials. First, Christianity leads us to expect that as Christians, we will face trials. Trials are inevitable, and all of the…

Gospel Hospitality

This post is a reflection by Olivia Wood on the recent Christian Formation class ‘Gospel Hospitality’ Me? Evangelism? “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19) Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I was taught from this verse that I could not separate my faith from the act of evangelism. Just as the…

God Keeps His Promises

Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…

Basic Christianity: Community

Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…

Basic Christianity: Life Together

Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…